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Given up on fitness goals due to joint pain?  Dr Dinuk tells us how collagen gets you back on track.

Given up on fitness goals due to joint pain? Dr Dinuk tells us how collagen gets you back on track.

Charlotte Dormon Charlotte Dormon
6 minute read

Joint pain and sports injuries (old or new ones) can be a real challenge to fix and often cause many people to have to miss out on the training or fitness activities they love to do.  

Fitness and taking part in team sports are great ways for us to boost our mental and physical health. Numerous clinical studies carried out over the years have proved that having a regular exercise regime can have an abundance of long-lasting well-being benefits, including everything from a healthier heart and lower cholesterol to a slimmer waistline and a happier, more positive mindset.    

Whether it’s a morning run in the park, a post-work game of tennis, a hike in the countryside, or training for a big endurance event like a marathon- just keeping our bodies moving on a regular basis is one of the best investments of time you can make for your health.  

As well as consuming lots of fresh fruits, veggies and good quality protein, collagen is food that can significantly enhance your training regime and help keep your body fighting fit for years to come.  

Studies show that collagen synthesis can be promoted with the daily intake of collagen peptides and can strengthen the joints. This results in decreased cartilage tissue degeneration and reduced joint pain associated with exercise and high-impact activities. 

If you feel like your joints are aching and making it a struggle to achieve your exercise goals, collagen powder may be the extra nutritional support you find helpful to fix this.  Our collagen powder has been recommended by fitness professionals and health experts as a natural solution to help keep joints supple and improve recovery time and repair.

Why Correxiko? 

As our collagen powder goes through a unique double hydrolysed process, these micro-particle sizes will ensure enhanced absorption with more effective, extensive results. 

Some of the major benefits of supplementing your diet with collagen to improve fitness performance are:  

  • increased muscle strength and improve athletic performance
  • helps repair and restore muscles
  • reduced muscle soreness 
  • helps in strengthening joints and ligaments, helping to prevent injuries
  • helps to speed up the recovery time from injuries
  • helps reduce activity and exercise-related joint pain
  • ideal for post-workout nutrition as it contains a high amino acid content to support the body's protein needs after exercise 
  • helps with weight loss and appetite control

Read medical expert Dr Dinuk’s collagen and fitness Q&A to find out why supplementing your diet with collagen can be a winning formula. 

Q. I do a lot of endurance running; can this deplete my collagen?

A: Dr Dinuk - In summary, yes. Although running is a great way to exercise, just like all forms of exercise - especially high intensity it creates free radical damage and even more so as we age or if we don’t eat a healthy diet. 

Free radicals are naturally created in the body and act as both beneficial and toxic compounds. Damage by toxic free radicals is prevented by antioxidants in the body. However, with excess free radicals, an overload can occur, leading to oxidative damage.

Strenuous long-lasting exercise  (running for 90 min) can dramatically increase free radical production, which leads to oxidative damage which breaks down body collagen. In skin, this results in loss of elasticity, giving the appearance of aged saggy skin, as well as creating more wear and tear on the joints and wearing away cartilage. 


Q. What type of exercise is most harmful to your collagen?

A: Strenuous, long-lasting, exhaustive exercise is the worst for your collagen. This type of exercise creates the highest levels of toxic free radicals.


Q. How much collagen should you take and when?

A: Athletes or anyone who is struggling with injuries need to take 10-20g (2-4 rounded tablespoons) of collagen per day for maximum results. Ideally, the collagen peptides need to be consumed 30-60 mins before exercise. Studies show this is when blood levels of collagen peptides peak and can be utilised most effectively by cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles.


Q. How long does it take to notice the benefits of a collagen supplement?

A: For a premium quality collagen peptide with a low average molecular size, studies show it can be incorporated into body collagen within 2 hours of consumption. On the skin, a visible change can start to be seen in 7-10 days - more hydration, softer skin, etc. 

With joints, ligaments, tendons, fascia and cartilage to strengthen and feel noticeable results, it can take longer, from 1-3 months.


Q. What other supplements should I take alongside collagen?

A: Vitamin C taken alongside our collagen powders will increase the absorption rate of the collagen peptides. You can get vitamin C naturally by eating citrus fruits, red and green peppers, tomatoes, broccoli and greens. Our raw vitamin C supplement is the perfect partner to our bovine and marine collagens.

Want to know more about our collagen and supplements?  Email us at and one of our health experts will get back to you with the answers.

Confidence in Correxiko promise to you

We want you to feel confident in our collagen and experience all the good benefits for yourself.   Until the end of July, we are offering a free Raw Vitamin C supplement (worth £12.95) when you purchase our 42-day marine collagen powder or 45-day bovine collagen powder.

To get the offer:

  • Add 1 or more packs to your basket (you will receive 1 free vitamin C per bag of collagen purchased)
  • Add a vitamin C to your basket
  • Use code COLVC at checkout*

*follow the checkout process to apply the discount. Discount may not get automatically applied in Apple Pay and Google Pay. Offer applies to marine collagen 42-day pack and bovine collagen 45-day pack. Does not apply on subscriptions, bulk buy or bundle offers.

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